Tracy is a fast-talking racetrack bum who swindles $100 from an old, ailing man. He takes it on the lam and ends up in a small town where he marries Mack. She talks him out of going back to the big city and they settle down and have a child. Things are going perfectly until Tracy's wife
discovers that she has a potentially fatal illness. Tracy robs a bank to pay for a specialist, but he's caught and his wife dies. In prison, Tracy finds out that his son has been adopted by friends he knew at the racetrack. They're holding on to him until Dad serves his sentence. It also turns out
that the old man Tracy swindled never pressed charges--because some lemon drops he had...